Bronze is the first level of the Award, and you can start it in the year that you turn 14. Bronze takes a minimum of 6 months to complete.
There are three specific sections — Voluntary Service, Skills and Physical Recreation — that you'll choose your activities from, plus an Adventurous Journey to complete.
In the year you turn 14
Minimum of 6 months
Complete an additional 3 months in one section.
Individual or team activities such as ball and racket sports, athletics, cycling, animal sports, fitness, dancing and yoga.
Activity must be passive/non-athletic. Examples are music, computer programming, performance skills, leadership, coaching, arts and crafts, vocational skills and cooking. If you are using coaching for the skills section your logs should reflect how you are improving your skills and not the act of coaching.
Activity must meet a genuine need. Examples include supporting people in the community, youth work, community education, health education, environmental service, charity work and supporting a local emergency service.
Preparation and Training
All participants must have undergone suitable training to have the appropriate skills and knowledge to confidently undertake their journeys.
Minimum 2 days and 1 night with 6 hours of purposeful effort per day. The number of practice journeys required will depend upon the ability of the group; this is a decision for the Award Leader or Assessor.
Minimum 2 days and 1 night with 6 hours of purposeful effort per day.
1. Form a group of 4 - 7 young people
2. Decide together on a goal for the journey
3. Plan, prepare and train for the journey
4. Enter the information in you ORB record and send to your Award Leader for approval
5. Undertake Journey
7. Send to Assessor for Approval
Repeat Steps 2 - 7 for Qualifying Journey